Every business owner comes to a point somewhere early in their journey where they have to start asking “who am I and who is my business? what is my style? what is my brand”. Even though I have a background in graphic design and branding, this has always been a super tough question for me to answer. It’s not nearly as easy to look at my own work and define my style as it is to look at everyone else’s!
I always looked at other photographers’ work, with their moody tones, film-style processing, airy washed out appeal, and wanted my work to be more like theirs. I wanted to be hip and trendy like them! I wanted to produce the kind of work that matches what you see on all the big photo blogs and wedding magazines.
But what has come with maturity in my work is an acceptance of who I am as a photographer. I’ll never accept what I do as good enough, I’m always looking for ways to learn and improve and push further, but I’ve come to a place where I know who I am as a photographer, and I’m no longer looking to be like everyone else! I love color, laughter, emotions and smiles. You may not find my portfolio filled with vintage washed, burlap laced, super staged styled shoots like you see in the magazines, but what you will find is love, laughter, color and genuine emotion. And that, is the good stuff : )
Check out some recent frames from Mary and Brad’s engagement session in the Atlanta neighborhood of Brookhaven. Happy Sunday everyone!